August 15, 2007

NIAC in the Washington Post: As U.S. Steps Up Pressure on Iran, Aftereffects Worry Allies

Washington DC – America's allies are increasingly concerned about the Bush administration's plans to unilaterally escalate pressure on Iran, fearing that an evolving strategy may also set in motion a process that could lead to military action if Iran does not back down, according to diplomats and officials of foreign countries. U.S. specialists on Iran also warned about the unintended consequences of designating a state's military force a terrorist group. "While this step can deal a blow to efforts to utilize diplomacy with Iran to stabilize Iraq, the long-term effects can be even more decisive by further entrenching U.S.-Iran relations in a paradigm of enmity," said Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council. Read full article…

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